Chapter 2 Life Skills. “A continued atmosphere of hectic passion is very trying if you haven’t got any of your own.” – Dorothy L. Sayers. Objectives. List the principles that contribute to personal success. Explain the concept of self-management. Create a mission statement.
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List the principles that contribute to personal success.
Explain the concept of self-management.
Create a mission statement.
Explain how to set short-term and long-term goals.
Describe good student habits.
List the characteristics of a healthy, positive attitude.
Making good friends
Feeling good about yourself
Having a sense of humor
Life Skills for a Satisfying Career
Being consistent in work
Sticking to goals
Having common sense
Build on your strengths.
Be kind to yourself.
Define success for yourself.
Practice new behaviors.
Keep personal life separate from work.
Guidelines for Success
Arrive for class early.
Have all materials ready.
Highlight important points.
Be attentive during summary.
Ask for clarification.
Never stop learning.
Internal motivation is most effective.
Motivation and Self-Management
Look inward for motivation.
Change your vocabulary.
Don’t go it alone.
Your Creative Capability
Design a mission statement that establishes the values you live by and sets up future goals.
Managing Your Career
Long-term goals: Increments of five years or more
Effective Goal Setting
Is the needed information readily available?
Do I need a coach or mentor?
What is the best approach for accomplishment?
Am I open to new ideas for my plan?
Effective Goal Setting (continued)
Schedule free time daily.
Use To Do Lists.
Make time management a habit.
Time Management Tips (continued)
Find well-supplied, comfy, quiet spot; remain alert.
Estimate time needed; study when feeling motivated and energetic
Study one chapter section at a time; make notes of key words and phrases; test yourself
Ethics are the principles of good character, proper conduct, and moral judgment expressed through personality, human relations skills, and professional image.
Be honest, courteous, sincere.
Never breach client confidentiality.
Give correct information.
Five Professional Behaviors
Tone of voice
Values and goals
Personality Development and Attitude
See good in difficult situations.
Associate with positive people.
The Whole Person
How do you create a mission statement? Give an example.
How do you go about setting long- and short-term goals?
Summary and Review
How do you describe good study habits?
What is the definition of ethics?
What are the characteristics of a healthy, positive attitude?
Summary and Review (continued)
You have completed one unit of study toward course completion.